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Treating Childhood Obesity with Integrative Psychiatry: Interview with Victoria... CCPR: Dr. Dunckley, you take an integrative approach to treating childhood obesity. Let’s start with how you approach the causes of obesity, and then talk about treating obese children. Dr. Dunckley: To name a few, stress, anxiety, and depression can contribute to children becoming overweight. … ...
How Do You Treat Bipolar Disorder Without Insurance? The healthcare system in the United States is abysmal, especially where mental health is concerned. As of 2014, almost 4 million citizens with mental illness still do not have health … ...
Viagra for the Mind Would you like some Viagra for your mind? Viagra overrides certain limitations by altering our physiology—in both men and women. There is something similar we can do to override our … ...
Today I Love The Disappearing Snow Today I love the disappearing snow. I know there will be more to come, but I love the way that winter reminds us of the coming thaw and what we … ...
What Kind of Person is Besties With a Narcissist? It may not be that narcissists seek versions of themselves, but that they can't help but be stuck with themselves.
Body's immune system may play larger role in Alzheimer's disease than thought Immune cells that normally help us fight off bacterial and viral infections may play a far greater role in Alzheimer’s disease than originally thought, according to neurobiologists.
Do I like you? Opinion set in milliseconds Scientist have decoded brain processes associated with the subconscious evaluation of social groups. Humans assess each other within milliseconds, deciding whether someone is likeable or not. Researchers have discovered the subconscious processes in the brain and the order in which they occur that determine how humans process social information such as likability or antipathy.
When Mom Makes You Feel Invisible Unloved daughters share many common experiences but there are also meaningful differences. How a mother treats her daughter directly shapes her sense of self—her mother’s face is a daughter’s first … ...
Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction   Prescription drug abuse is on the rise and many more people are finding themselves with an addiction to those prescripton drugs. Think about how you feel when you’re in … ...
Flattery or Objectification? Turning people into sex objects is one of the specialties of our species. — Camille Paglia Down the block from my psychotherapy office is a pizzeria. A few years ago, prior to it being a food eatery, it was a haven for pornography and peep … ...
Best of Our Blogs: February 23, 2016 There is a mistake people often make that prevents them from growing, moving on and being truly happy. If you get stuck when facing a challenge and can’t take it when you hear fair, but critical feedback, you’re probably one of those people. The difference is how … ...
How Stress Can Damage the Brain Stress, partly because it activates cortisol, can have damaging effects on the brain. Why is this?
Is Love the Most Powerful Medicine? In one of the studies, half of a large group of students with the earliest signs of a cold went to Karmu, the healer. The other half were treated at … ...
Isolation Isolation is a relief, But it’s also a curse, The curse of my life Spending years in bed, Away from the evil, But also away from the love, Of those … ...
Stroke patients' speech loss linked to loss of brain interconnections When brain regions that control speech and reading comprehension are destroyed due to blockage of blood flow, patients are often unable to speak or comprehend spoken or written language. These difficulties with language, or 'aphasia,' are a common symptom in the aftermath of stroke. However, in a new study, researchers report that damage to the underlying connections among different areas of the brain can also affect the severity of aphasia.
#187 A Treatment of Sexual Addiction simon via Compfight Remember Charlie, a man in his early fifties who entered treatment after breaking up with a woman for whom he cared deeply. He had been married twice … ...
The Invisible Cage Of Abuse: Protection Or Jailer? During an experience of abuse, your resourceful young self used coping strategies to try and protect yourself from the pain. These behaviors served you at the time. They were your … ...
Longer, intense rehabilitation boosts recovery after brain injury Cognitive and functional recovery after a stroke or traumatic injury requires intense rehabilitative therapy to help the brain repair and restructure itself. New findings by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that not only is rehabilitation vital – in an animal model, rats with cortical injury that did not receive [...]
Parental anxiety and depression linked to pre-schoolers’ fussy eating Parental anxiety and/or depression during pregnancy and before their child starts school is linked to a heightened risk of that child becoming a ‘fussy’ eater, finds research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The associations were evident for mums at both time periods, but just during the pre-school period for dads, the [...]